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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Last year we went to Jucker for cherry picking ( as we have for the last 5years). TO our surprise, Jucker was charging, Sfr5 per adult to enter, and then you paid per weight of the cherries that you picked, I cant remember the cost of the cherries, but I remember that it was the normal supermarket price for Swiss cherries. As we walked around, we soon realized why there was a change in the charge for cherry picking, the picknic area was packed with families who were raiding the few trees that was in the picnic area. I saw ( and to my disgust ) a teenage girl with her mother busy picking cherries from a freshly broken branch, and then, there was a group of overweight middle age men, attempting to climb another tree. So now, I get my cherries from the local farmer.
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Wanted to see the pumpkin exhibition with my kids....which month should i plan?
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Wanted to see the pumpkin exhibition with my kids....which month should i plan?
Fresh pumpkins are usually used to make funny-face lanterns at Halloween.
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Wanted to see the pumpkin exhibition with my kids....which month should i plan?
http:Here is the link
http://www.juckerfarmart.ch/kuerbisa...ng/seegraeben/ but its in german.
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Visited last weekend and loved the experience
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Just wondering whats wrong with a group of overweight middle aged men trying to pick some cherries in a place meant for cherry picking???


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Last year we went to Jucker for cherry picking ( as we have for the last 5years). TO our surprise, Jucker was charging, Sfr5 per adult to enter, and then you paid per weight of the cherries that you picked, I cant remember the cost of the cherries, but I remember that it was the normal supermarket price for Swiss cherries. As we walked around, we soon realized why there was a change in the charge for cherry picking, the picknic area was packed with families who were raiding the few trees that was in the picnic area. I saw ( and to my disgust ) a teenage girl with her mother busy picking cherries from a freshly broken branch, and then, there was a group of overweight middle age men, attempting to climb another tree. So now, I get my cherries from the local farmer.
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

If apples are your thing, you can pick apples as you try to find your way through the apple tree mazes there.

http://www.juckerfarm.ch/hof-erlebni...f/oepfelgarte/
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Jucker Farm is great for families-- there's also the world's most extensive dinosaur museum that's a fun time for kids which is only a 5 minute drive away from the farm -- http://www.sauriermuseum.ch/en/home_en/
Only an hour drive away from Basel-

Highly recommend!
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Just wondering whats wrong with a group of overweight middle aged men trying to pick some cherries in a place meant for cherry picking???
But not what's wrong about them climbing the trees?
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Unfortunately it seems that Jucker Farm has some rather Bünzli neighbors:
http://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/grenzen-fu...arm-1.18394504

The village of Seegraben has just voted to require a permit for more than 200 visitors, which will affect the various events that Jucker Farm puts on.

The comments to this 20Min article make for interesting reading:
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/13586292

According to many commentors to the article, at a time when farms are economically unviable, when most farmers throughout Switzerland live from subsidies paid by your taxes, Jucker Farm did something innovative. They found a way to continue farming, give thousands of children an appreciation for farming traditions - and turn an nice profit to boot. But success also brings out the Neidgenoss...
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

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Unfortunately it seems that Jucker Farm has some rather Bünzli neighbors:
http://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/grenzen-fu...arm-1.18394504

The village of Seegraben has just voted to require a permit for more than 200 visitors, which will affect the various events that Jucker Farm puts on.

The comments to this 20Min article make for interesting reading:
http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/13586292

According to many commentors to the article, at a time when farms are economically unviable, when most farmers throughout Switzerland live from subsidies paid by your taxes, Jucker Farm did something innovative. They found a way to continue farming, give thousands of children an appreciation for farming traditions - and turn an nice profit to boot. But success also brings out the Neidgenoss...
Inevitably, if a venue grows beyond its original numbers and doesn't address all the consequences they will have trouble from the neighbours
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

It's easy to point fingers at jealous neighbors or whatever, but the infrastructure of that tiny little village can't even come close to handling the amount of traffic that goes to Jucker, it's a nightmare on a nice fall weekend and a nuisance during the week. Seegraben is a great little village but if you've ever spent much time there it's easy to understand the frustration and not fair to simply write it off to jealous Bünzlis....
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Re: Jucker Farm - kurbis/pumpkins

Hey EF,

Does anyone know if the shuttle from Aathal to Juckerfarm still operates?
Since they changed their website, I can't find any information about it.

Thanks!
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